The styles that stood out at the Met Gala


Kaia Gerber (Instagram @kaiagerber)

Fashion’s biggest annual event, the Met Gala, took place at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on 2 May, with the theme, ‘Gilded Glamour’.


One of the more noticeable hairdos, certainly in terms of sheer volume and scale, was supermodel Kaia Gerber’s huge mass of long, pre-Raphaelite curls. Gerber’s tresses, styled by Guido Palau, skimmed her waist and were festooned, on each side of a severe centre parting, by a big, sparkly barette.


Also issuing forth serious pre-Raphaelite vibes, albeit less voluminous and in a deep mahogany shade, was ‘Game of Thrones’ star, Sophie Turner. Hair was by Gregory Russell, who also designed an unusual, low ponytail for actress Chloe Grace Moretz. Said ponytail was constrained by two twisted braids running down each side of the back of her head, while the front was gelled and slightly teased.


Arguably the most intriguing style was singer Alicia Keys' extraordinary braided ponytail, which had large crystal discs spiraling all the way down it. The look was designed by Fesa Nu.


In line with the ‘Gilded Glamour’ theme, internet personality Emma Chamberlain wore a diamond tiara on her platinum blonde, blunt cut bob.


Olympic gold medalist snowboarder, Chloe Kim, opted for a glamorous blonde updo, complemented by an ultra-long parted fringe.


Going the half-updo look was ‘Squid Game’ star, Jung Ho-yeon, whose hip-length black waves cascaded down her back.


British actress, singer and the star of ‘Wicked’, Cynthia Erivo, made a statement by wearing a towering white head wrap. Fellow brit actress, Lucy Boynton of ‘Rocketman’ fame, impressed with a fulsome, chin length blonde bob, with the edges flipped under.

Maude Apatow channeled serious 1930s Hollywood vibes with dark, shoulder-length vintage barrel curls courtesy of Peter Lux. Also going retro was Jodie Turner-Smith, whose short hair was coaxed into finger waves.


A more contemporary look was seen on Gemma Chan, with her long, non-too-tidy gentle waves. This casual style contrasted with her gown, which was one of the most avant-garde of the night, with its Marie Antoinette-type embellished hips. (Report by Joanna Sterkowicz)